Course Description

The objective of this course is to prepare the student for the dissertation project by selecting an appropriate topic, developing a draft review of the literature, forming meaningful research questions and hypotheses, selecting a researchable group, describing data collection methodology, and analyzing journals and dissertations on that topic in the area of psychology and mental health services. Students will spend two three-hour sessions with library staff learning the library research process including how to select databases, search and locate information, and evaluate results. Students will write the initial draft of Chapter 1 and a preliminary outline for the Chapter 2 literature review of their dissertation. At the conclusion of this course, students will submit a dissertation topic and rational for the topic to the IRB Committee for review and approval.


NOTE: Listed below are all syllabi related to PY 905 including Blended, Campus, and Online instances. Please be sure to download the syllabi that corresponds to the section, Trimester and language for which you are registered.
PY-905 Dissertation Research Development 1 — SP16 — Blended  Download